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ICICI Direct Vs HDFC Securities (Compare ICICI Direct and HDFC Securities)

The side-by-side comparison of ICICI Direct and HDFC Securities. Compare ICICI Direct Vs HDFC Securities brokerage, charges, exposure margin, demat account. Read HDFC Securities and ICICI Direct review.

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Our ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. comparison with HDFC Securities Ltd highlights the major differences between two brokers. Find the best between ICICI Direct and HDFC Securities.

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ICICI Direct Vs HDFC Securities

  ICICI Direct HDFC Securities
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ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. Logo HDFC Securities Ltd Logo
About the Broker ICICI Direct is a retail trading and investment service from ICICI Securities, the largest retail stock broker firm in India offering a wide range of investment options to the retail and institutional customers. ICICI Securities is part of ICICI Grou... Know more about ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd. HDFC Securities(HDFCsec) is Equity Trading Company of HDFC Bank. HDFC Securities provide both online trading and trading on phone. The HDFC Securities trading account has a unique 3-in-1 feature that integrates your HDFC Securities trading account wi... Know more about HDFC Securities Ltd
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Full Service Broker
Supported Exchnage BSE, NSE BSE, NSE
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Online Trading
Broker Enquiry Open an Online Trading Account with ICICI Direct. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you. Open an Online Trading Account with HDFC Securities. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
Year of Incorporation 2000 2002
Number of Branches 154 270
Enquire ICICI Direct Enquire HDFC Securities
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ICICI Direct Vs HDFC Securities Charges

  ICICI Direct HDFC Securities
Trading Account Opening Fees ₹975 ₹999
Trading Account AMC ₹0 ₹0
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹0 ₹0
Demat Account AMC ₹450 ₹750
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No
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ICICI Direct Vs HDFC Securities Brokerage

Brokerage Plan 1

  ICICI Direct HDFC Securities
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Online Trading
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.55% 0.50%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.275% 0.05%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% 0.05%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹35 per lot ₹100 per lot or 1% of the premium (whichever is higher)
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.050% to 0.030% ₹23 per contract
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹25 to ₹10 per lot ₹20 per contract
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA 0.02% for Intraday / 0.025% for positional
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA 0.02% for Intraday / 0.025% for positional
Special Offer
Special Offer: Get ICICI Direct 3-in-1 account, an integrated trading + demat + bank account for one-click investment in stock market and mutual funds. Request a Callback.
Special Offer: ₹750 Demat account AMC fee waived off for the first year. Get HDFC 3-in-1 account, integrated trading + demat + saving bank account for seamless investing in stock market and mutual funds. Request a Callback.

Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Direct HDFC Securities
Account Type I-Saver Plan Online Trading
Fixed Charges NA
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% 0.50%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.75% to 0.25% 0.05%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% 0.05%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹95 to ₹65 per lot ₹100 per lot or 1% of the premium (whichever is higher)
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.05% to 0.03% ₹23 per contract
Currency Options Trading Brokerage 0.25 to ₹65 per lot ₹20 per contract
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA 0.02% for Intraday / 0.025% for positional
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA 0.02% for Intraday / 0.025% for positional

Brokerage Plan 3

  ICICI Direct HDFC Securities
Account Type ICICIdirect Prime Plan Online Trading
Fixed Charges ₹900 NA
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.25% 0.50%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.25% 0.05%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.025% 0.05%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹35 ₹100 per lot or 1% of the premium (whichever is higher)
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage ₹0 ₹23 per contract
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹0 ₹20 per contract
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage NA 0.02% for Intraday / 0.025% for positional
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage NA 0.02% for Intraday / 0.025% for positional

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges ₹35 per trade ₹25 plus taxes
Other Brokerage Charges
Call & Trade Charges ₹25 per call after first 20 free calls per month ₹0
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ICICI Direct Vs HDFC Securities Taxes

  ICICI Direct HDFC Securities
Securities Transaction Tax (STT)
Equity Intraday0.025% (on Sell trade)
Equity Delivery0.1% (on Buy and Sell)
Equity Futures0.01% (on Sell trade)
Equity Options0.05% (on Sell trade premium) or 0.125% (on excersied options)
Currency FuturesNil
Currency OptionsNil
Commodities0.01% on sell side (Non-Agri)
Exchange Transaction Charges Check table below
SEBI Charges Rs 15 per Crore
Goods and Services Tax (GST) 18% on (brokerage + transaction charges)
Stamp Duty Charged as per the state of the client's correspondence address.
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ICICI Direct Vs HDFC Securities Transaction Charges

  ICICI Direct HDFC Securities
Equity Delivery NSE ₹310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE ₹280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) 0.00325%
Equity Intraday NSE ₹310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE ₹280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) 0.00325%
Equity Futures ₹180 per Cr (0.0018%) .00190%
Equity Options ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) 0.050% (on premium)
Currency Futures ₹120 per Cr (0.0012%) 0.00110%
Currency Options ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) 0.040% (on premium)
Commodity NA NA
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ICICI Direct Vs HDFC Securities Exposure Margin

  ICICI Direct HDFC Securities
Equity Delivery 5x with Interest 2x with Intrest
Equity Intraday Upto 25x Upto 20x
Equity Futures 4x Nil
Equity Options 2x for shorting Nil
Currency Futures NA Nil
Currency Options NA Nil
Commodity Futures NA Nil
Commodity Options
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ICICI Direct and HDFC Securities Feature Comparison

  ICICI Direct HDFC Securities
3 in 1 Account Yes Yes
Charting Yes Yes
Automated Trading No No
SMS Alerts No Yes
Online Demo Yes Yes
Online Portfolio Yes Yes
Margin Trading Funding Available Yes No
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) Yes Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) Yes No
Trading Platform ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App ProTerminal, Blink, smallcase, Voice Enabled Investing, Mobile Trading App, Digify
Intraday Square-off Time 3:30 PM 3:30 PM
Other Features Bullet Trading, Can trade in 32 exchanges through Saxo Trader E-Margin, ENCASH,
Referral Program
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ICICI Direct Vs HDFC Securities Review

  ICICI Direct HDFC Securities
  405 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICI Direct 177 Customer Reviews    Rate HDFC Securities
Fees Ratings 2.3 2.1
Trading Brokerage Rating 1.7 1.9
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 2.9
Customer Service Ratings 2.8 2.5
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 2.2 stars
Broker Rating ICICI Direct is Rated 2.4 / 5 based on 405 customer reviews HDFC Securities is Rated 2.2 / 5 based on 177 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

  ICICI Direct Enquire HDFC Securities Enquire
Contact Broker

Get ICICI Direct 3-in-1 account, an integrated trading + demat + bank account for one-click investment in stock market and mutual funds. Request a Callback.

₹750 Demat account AMC fee waived off for the first year. Get HDFC 3-in-1 account, integrated trading + demat + saving bank account for seamless investing in stock market and mutual funds. Request a Callback.

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ICICI Direct Vs HDFC Securities Investment Options

  ICICI Direct HDFC Securities
Stock / Equity Yes Yes
Commodity No Yes
Currency Yes Yes
Initial Public Offers (IPO) Yes Yes
Mutual Funds Yes Yes
Bond / NCD Yes Yes
Debt Yes Yes
Other Investment Options Equity, Derivatives, Currency, Mutual Funds, ETF, Insurance, FD/Bonds, Loans, Tax, ELocker, NPS Insurance, FD, NCD, Bond, NPS, Loan, NRI Trading
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ICICI Direct Vs HDFC Securities Customer Service

  ICICI Direct HDFC Securities
24/7 Customer Service No No
Onine Live Chat No Yes
Through Branches Yes Yes
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ICICI Direct Vs HDFC Securities Order Type Offered

  ICICI Direct HDFC Securities
Bracket Order No Yes
Cover Order Yes Yes
Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) Yes Yes
Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) No No
After Market Order(AMO) No No
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) Yes Yes
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ICICI Direct Vs HDFC Securities Research Report

  ICICI Direct HDFC Securities
Daily Market Report Yes Yes
Free Tips Yes Yes
Quarterly Result Analysis Yes Yes
News Alerts Yes Yes
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ICICI Direct Vs HDFC Securities Suitable For Investor Type

  ICICI Direct HDFC Securities
Casual Investor Yes Yes
Active Investor
Trader
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ICICI Direct Vs HDFC Securities - Advantages and Disadvantages

  ICICI Direct HDFC Securities
Pros
  • Offers 3-in-1 account which makes stock market investment very easy for casual investors.
  • Wide range of investment options available under one portal.
  • Provides a low bandwidth website which works well where internet connection is slow.
  • GTC (good till cancellation) and off-market hours order placement facility is very useful.

More Advantages...

  • The 3-in-1 account, which includes HDFC Bank Account, HDFC Securities Trading Account and HDFC Securities Demat Account, is the best offering for retail investors in India as it provides easiest way to invest in stock market and other financial instruments.

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Cons
  • ICICI Security charges highest brokerage in comparison to most of the retail broke₹in India.
  • Very high 'minimum brokerage' of ₹35 per trade or 2.5% of the trade value whichever is lower.
  • Poor performance of website is reported in peak hou₹of trading.
  • Trading Terminal (Trade Racer) cost ₹75 per month if brokerage paid in a month is less then ₹750.
  • Demat Account is mandatory.
  • Commodity trading is not available for retail investors.
  • Call & trade cost extra ₹25 per call after first 20 free calls in a month.

More Disadvantages...

  • In addition to opening a trading account with HDFC Securities Ltd, you will also be required to open a savings bank account (quarterly minimum balance of ₹5000) and a DP (depository participant) account with HDFC Bank.
  • Very high brokerage charges
  • Charge minimum brokerage of ₹25

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Promo / Offers

ICICI 3-in-1 Account

ICICI Direct offers a 3-in-1 account, a combination of saving bank, trading and demat account. It offers one-click investment in Equity, Derivatives, Mutual Funds, IPO, ETF, Life Insurance, General Insurance, Currency, and Fixed Deposits.

Interested in opening a trading account? Request Callback from a stock broker.

HDFC 3-in-1 Account

HDFC Securities offers a full-service 3-in-1 account, a combination of saving bank, trading and demat account. One account to investment in Equity, Derivatives, Mutual Funds, IPO and Fixed Deposits. Special Offer: ₹750 demat account AMC is waived when you open your 3-in-1 account.

Interested in opening a trading account? Request Callback from a stock broker.

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